Anja Ebenau

Main scientific interests

  • Primate Cognition
  • Evolution of social relationships
  • Interplay of personality and social relationships
  • Conservation

Career and Education

  • Since 03/2015: PhD student, enrollment in BeCog programm. Interaction of personality and social relationships in wild male Assamese macaques
  • 11/2012 - 01/2015: Research manager at field site at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
  • 10/2011: Diploma in Biology, Georg-August-University of Göttingen. Thesis:Conservation genetics of the critically endangered Delacour?s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) at the DPZ, supervised by Dr. Christian Roos, Dr. Dietmar Zinner and Tilo Nadler
  • 2005 - 2011: Studies in Biology, Georg-August-University of Göttingen

Field experience

  • 04/2012 - 06/2012 Research assistant in bird project at Jieshou Forestry Station in Qiandao Lake, China
  • 02/2010 - 07/2010 Research on Delacour's langurs at Van Long Nature Reserve, Vietnam
  • 06/2009 - 10/2009 Student field assistant for Guinea baboon project at the Centre de Recherche de Primatologie Simenti, Senegal
  • 07/2008 - 08/2008 Entomological internship at Ecological Research Station Khonin Nuga, Mongolia
  • 08/2007 Intern in Exmoor Pony project at Langeland, Denmark


  • Ebenau A, Nadler T, Zinner D & Roos C (2011): Genetic population structure of the critically endangered Delacour's langur in Van Long Nature Reserve, Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 1, 1 - 16.
  • Ebenau A (2011) Genetic population structure of the critically endangered Delacour's langur (Trachypithecus delacouri). Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on Behavior, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin.
  • Wrage N, Ebenau A, Jarzmik A, Steude K, Peter K, Thies C & Isselstein J (2009): Water-use efficiency of grassland differing in diversity. Grassland Science in Europe 14, 281 - 283.

Conference contributions

  • Ebenau A (2018) Personality homophily influences social bonds in wild Assamese macaques, Göttingen (Poster)
  • Ebenau A (2015) Personality in wild Assamese Macaques - A study in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary. 36th Thai Wildlife Meeting, Bangkok (Poster)